Sterling Silver, real Kingman Turquoise, along with Orange and Purple Oyster Shell.
The inner necklace circumference measures approximately 31-3/8" long. The necklace weighs 215 grams.
This magnificent and traditional necklace represents the finest of Navajo craftsmanship! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine Sterling Silver and real multicolor beads. The necklace consists of: Orange and Purple Oyster Shell wheel beads, silver beads that range in measurement from 2-mm to 6-mm, and Kingman Turquoise free formed beads that beautifully graduate, allowing the largest center beads to measure 32-mm and the smallest beads at the end to measure 9-mm. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and beads for a marvelous look.
Turquoise is the birthstone of December. It is believed that turquoise tends to bring good fortune, strength and helps overcome illness. Turquoise got its name from the Levantine traders called Turks who brought the stone to Europe from Persia via Turkey centuries ago. Native Americans have prized turquoise since the time of the Aztecs, who mined it in New Mexico. The natural variations that occur in turquoise are part of its appeal and beauty.